"The sight of the world put mad ideas into me; as if I could wander away, wander for ever, see strange and beautiful things, one after the other."
~ CS Lewis
Big fan of casually sauntering about the planet. Travel junkie, thumb-war champion, blanket-fort specialist and usually homeless. Perogie enthusiast with a love of teaching and a passion for reducing child mortality in the developing world. Lifelong Canucks fan, lover of the outdoors and all things active. Sleeping-in-airports aficionado. Exploring the curious corners of planet earth with a backpack and a sense of humour! Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, I've been making bad decisions on the road since 2009.
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Coast to Coast in 13 Days: The Final Push Across England
04 October 2011 7:34 AM | 42 Comments
The Legend of Lake Baikal: Waters of Supernatural Power
06 August 2011 5:47 PM | 15 Comments
10 Benefits of Traveling Solo
22 July 2011 12:49 AM | 48 Comments
Head Soccer. Or, soccer with heads. Another reason why Korea is awesome.
26 April 2010 12:47 PM | 33 Comments
Spaghetti on my Pizza & Intestines in my Soup: Korean Food Fails
14 April 2010 2:42 PM | 7 Comments
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Bussing from Vilnius to Warsaw
25 March 2013 7:01 PM | 3 Comments
On Meat & Onions and Castles on Lakes: Finding Trakai Castle, Lithuania
08 January 2013 9:01 PM | 3 Comments
Onwards, to Lithuania!
19 August 2012 12:55 AM | 17 Comments
How the Flight I Never Took Changed My Life
08 May 2012 8:30 PM | 25 Comments
Fire on Water: Remembrance Day in Riga.
18 March 2012 5:34 PM | 22 Comments
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Posted on March 25, 2013 | 3 CommentsSince my day-to-day life right now is about as exciting as finding old nacho chips under your couch cushion, let's talk about my bus trip to Poland. Because Poland, for me, was one of the most unexpected gems I've ever happened upon.
Posted on January 8, 2013 | 3 CommentsI don't know about you, but I love me a good castle. So let's talk castles.
Posted on May 8, 2012 | 25 CommentsSometimes the biggest adventure does not involve booking a flight and leaving. Sometimes the biggest adventure involves staying exactly where you are.
Posted on February 18, 2012 | 20 CommentsNothing quite beats hours spent cramped up in a tiny space, walled up between backpacks and snowboards and costco-sized bags of cheetos.
Posted on January 30, 2012 | 48 CommentsIt happens; it happens to all of us. For some of us, it happens the moment we leave our doorsteps and step into the unknown. For some of us it takes months, or years.
Posted on December 29, 2011 | No Comments"A little less conversation / A little more action please"
Posted on December 16, 2011 | 8 CommentsWith yesterday's mascara smushed under our eyes, hoodies over our heads & fingers shaking from the cold, we're unleashed on the empty streets of Taşucu like delirious zombies on the dark side of dawn.
Posted on October 26, 2011 | 8 CommentsWe're on our way from Irkutsk - Moscow. Of that I am sure. I'm not sure of much else, except that I'm pretty certain I was sold off to a random Russian guy for 2,000 roubles.
Posted on August 16, 2011 | 2 Comments"Looks cold out today." "Nyet. Not cold. Zero." Right. Of course. A balmy zero degrees.